Road blocks for campervans/caravans heading to the highlands

There has been an increase in campervans around the NC500 over the last week or so. I have seen Tourists from England Stocking up in the local shops saying they are travelling Around the highlands! The lockdown absolutely must continue to prevent tourists coming to rural areas. They inevitably need to go into local shops or use filling stations, putting the local community at risk. Campervans and Caravans should be pulled over by the police On the A9 and NC500 route to ensure they have a valid reason for travelling to the highlands. Rural communities are being put at risk.

Why the contribution is important

Enforcing lockdown Protect rural communities Crack down on unnecessary travel

by Lanaiya on May 09, 2020 at 04:21PM

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  • Posted by lizacole May 09, 2020 at 16:29

    Yes. This my be enforced.
  • Posted by cbellat May 09, 2020 at 16:32

    Vehicle checkpoints for campervans, and random spot check points for any vehicles whilst easing lockdown.
  • Posted by Fenneke May 09, 2020 at 16:56

    I totally agree! Local people should report them to the police. The tourists ignoring the rules should then be properly charged and fined.
  • Posted by Easydoesit May 09, 2020 at 16:59

    Care needed not to penalise travelling community.
  • Posted by Allan2468 May 09, 2020 at 17:07

    Block all but essential travel at the scottish border.
  • Posted by dinnes May 09, 2020 at 17:26

    Totally agree - folk should remain in their own home area to avoid transmitting the virus to other parts of the country and adding to NHS workload
  • Posted by junie2dogs May 09, 2020 at 18:44

    The amount of traffic generally on the road is steadily increasing. I think a specific radius from your home should be introduced - anyone out with there designated radios should be fined. Obvious exemptions would be family bereavement etc
  • Posted by Hayzee May 09, 2020 at 19:11

    Some kind of restriction on travel to remote, scenic areas will be required especially if parts of the country are unlocked at different rates. Our small local supermarket was stripped bare by non locals the weekend before lockdown.
  • Posted by Poppy May 09, 2020 at 19:48

    Agree
  • Posted by DMC May 09, 2020 at 22:35

    Agree - to consider if feasible to forbid wild camping initially and require any camper vans to have bookings at recognised sites. This could be lifted once the pandemic is past
  • Posted by KarenB3 May 09, 2020 at 23:45

    I live in a popular tourist destination in the Highlands and overlook the River where many locals take their daily walks. The increase in overseas and Scottish tourists passing our home over the last fortnight is incredible along with the rise in traffic through our town. Where are they coming from? Why are they travelling? Why are they not being stopped? Why is this not being policed?
  • Posted by kezban May 10, 2020 at 21:26

    Agree that all holidaymakers should be stopped and sent home until there is provision made for safer travel (ie testing and tracking and tracing). 80 % of my income comes from tourism and I live in the HIghlands so am not remotely anti tourist but it is not safe at the moment for people to be travelling here and I do not understand why they are being allowed to when I have hardly left the house. Care does need to be taken however, as some people do live full time in their vans & are at home, doing the right thing. Could petrol stations require proof of address before selling fuel?
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